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Offline Larry

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #240 on: December 05, 2018, 04:56:19 AM »
Another great project - love the steam !

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #241 on: December 05, 2018, 05:31:38 AM »
That is quite cool seeing it run under steam!  :ThumbsUp:
Well done!
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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #242 on: December 05, 2018, 05:50:21 AM »
nice to see it running.

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #243 on: December 05, 2018, 08:13:58 AM »
Hi,
Great to see a steam engine running on steam, beautiful engine, congratulations !

if you plane to use her mainly on shows or demo, it is convenient to have a shortened admission period, although it involves major change in the engine, as Stuart engine have about 85% cut off, which is very demanding for a small boiler !
But obviously with a larger boiler this impressive steam plan would be more spectacular !

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #244 on: December 05, 2018, 11:18:23 AM »
Thanks guys.

Although I can't really do much about the admission period I may need to adjust the timing, when I assembled it for the demo I just set the eccentric sheave at 900 and it ran well so I didn't alter it. A bit of fine adjustment may help a bit.

I'll update the build log once I have made the base and will make a proper video once some proper pipework has been added  :)

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #245 on: December 05, 2018, 11:16:04 PM »
Very nice engine, Peter.

Congratulations!

You are steadily becoming a master of your craft.

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #246 on: December 06, 2018, 01:00:52 AM »
Very nice! I love being able to see it run on steam.


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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #247 on: December 06, 2018, 05:09:51 AM »
Well done Peter.  Good to see it running on steam.

Now for some tidy piping, a lubricator and exhaust separator.  I suspect it will run even better when you set that valve rod and eccentric position set more accurately.

Looking forward to seeing the other one up to this stage as well.

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #248 on: April 08, 2019, 07:36:20 PM »
The larger of my 2 engines still isn't finished  :-[  but it has had a lick of paint and pipework is bought ready for plumbing it properly so I decided to give it a test run on the hot stuff.

Once it fully completed I'll show the finished result  :)

No4 engine on coal. by Peter  Nichols, on Flickr

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #249 on: April 08, 2019, 08:18:03 PM »
Hello Peter,

Great to see all the action and steam going on at one time.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #250 on: April 09, 2019, 01:18:10 PM »
Thanks, just need to get round to plumbing it and increasing the diameter of the exhaust to the boiler now.